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2013 Accenture Match Play Bracket Challenge and Discussion Thread

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad

Whatever.  I would argue that picking them all wrong is equally as impressive as picking them all right!  That's tough to do ... congrats!

Very true!

You Da MAN Wansteadimp!!

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Originally Posted by ace3g

I think Thorbjorn Olesen will win the whole thing.  He has been the leader or near the top in the past 4-5 European Tour tournaments I've seen on the golf channel.

That would go a long way to winning me some golf balls!

Looks like there are 13 out of 38 who still have their champion alive.  Most of them have their money on Rose or Oosthuizen ... so let's all root against those guys today!  Kidding ... pretty sure I have Rose in my final 4, but I can't figure out how to see my bracket, I can only see the group list and everybody's champion.

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad

Looks like we have 39 entries.  Tiger Woods is, surprise, surprise, the most popular choice for winner, with 10.  Scwartzel has 6, Rose has 5, Rory has 4, Oosty has 3, McDowell 2, and it looks like if you chose somebody else, you were the only one.  :)

And Rose is down 3 through 7.

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Are there people joining our group after the start of the tourney? Because that's kind of lame if they are.

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Originally Posted by JetFan1983

Are there people joining our group after the start of the tourney? Because that's kind of lame if they are.

No.  There are either 38 or 39 players still, and that was what I counted when I first tallied the winners.  (A little bit of confusion on my part because when I click on the link there in one player listed alone up top, then 38 others listed as a group.  not sure if that player up top is one of us or not.

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Actually you're first right now lol If anyone wants to check the total points for everyone just click on any of the links to your bracket.

This is typical for me. I do really well after the and second round of the NCAA brackets also, but later on run out of steam.

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Thought this was interesting.  Obviously Tiger losing might lead to the assumption he played bad but not always the case in match play.

Jeff Rude analyzes Tiger's loss and based on the numbers, it's not as if he played poorly. Charles Howell was just a little bit greater.

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Woods played well, missing just one fairway and three greens in regulation. But Howell just played better in the only one of the 32 opening matches that featured no bogeys. Howell made four birdies to Woods’ two, missed only two greens and putted better, particularly from long range.

“I hit a lot of good shots out there,” Woods said. “Unfortunately it’s the nature of the format. It’s just the way it goes. I’ve seen matches where a guy shoots 7-under-par and he’s going home, and I remember at La Costa there was a match where a player shot 7 over and won. It happens.”

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Originally Posted by tpj070

Woods can't play match play

Originally Posted by Fourputt

A record three straight US Amateur championships?  All played at match play.  He used to be one of the best at match play  The problem is that the pros lose that mano y mano edge because they don't play enough match play once they turn pro.  Match play takes a different mindset, because you have only one round to do your damage.  There is more pressure to have immediate success, and that can even have an adverse effect on Tiger Woods.  The higher the expectations, both for yourself and from the fans/media/etc., the more pressure there is.

Tiger is not the natural player that he was when he was an amateur.  He is more mechanical now, and I honestly think that match play is more of an art form than an engineering construct.  He seems to have lost touch with the art of golf.

So, you agree that he can't play match play.

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I was too late to get in the pool here, but I have Jacobson and Poulter in another one, so I'm hopeful.

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Coelsa[quote name="Dave2512" url="/t/64973/2013-accenture-match-play-bracket-challenge-and-discussion-thread/150#post_812352"]Bubba and Colsaerts are brutal today. [/quote]Coelsarts beat Rose 4 & 2 today, so not bad.

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Originally Posted by Jmdmbike

Coelsa

Coelsarts beat Rose 4 & 2 today, so not bad.

This could be a collective epic failure.  Of the 38 or 39 picks, only 8 winning picks remain, and three of those are in danger.

McDowell (2)- AS through 5

Mahan - Up 1 through 10

Poulter - Up 2 through 13

Oosthuizen (3) - Down 2 through 10

Colsaerts - Won

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This could be a collective epic failure.  Of the 38 or 39 picks, only 8 winning picks remain, and three of those are in danger.   McDowell (2)- AS through 5 Mahan - Up 1 through 10 Poulter - Up 2 through 13 [SIZE=12pt]Oosthuizen (3) - Down 2 through 10[/SIZE] [SIZE=12pt]Colsaerts - Won[/SIZE]

Come on Poulter!

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Piercy has been the only true upset today so far.

I was in the air about Garcia/Kuchar.  That one could have went either way.  I'm also not involved in this one, I must have missed it, but have another bracket going.

I chose Poulter because I thought it was risky enough that not many would have chosen him (I figured Tiger/Rory would suck up the majority), but given his performance in match play in the past, he's always a threat to win in this format.

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Originally Posted by Jmdmbike

Coelsa

Coelsarts beat Rose 4 & 2 today, so not bad.

I meant brutal as in kicking butt. However Bubba's putting is bad and getting worse. Doubt he can hang on now that Jim has squared it. His body language is all wrong. Though Furyk is starting to stand over putts a-la the RC so who knows.

Good for Jason Day. That was a task fending off Henley. Go Stricker!

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones

Very true!

You Da MAN Wansteadimp!!

Thank you, much appreciated. I'd like to say I just picked players but.... unfortunately I had a think about it!

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